5433 Westeimer Rpad, suite 606, Houston, TX 77056
Ben Gordon started his career at the age of 17 working first in New York's Diamond District in the early 1950's. He honed his jewelry manufacturing knowledge at Botel Ring Company in NYC. Ben obtained his MBA from NYU in 1961 and while he is not related to the former Gordon's Jewelry Chain, Gordon's was instrumental in first bringing him to Houston in the mid 1960s as their Vice President of Merchandising.
His membership in professional jewelers' associations is testimony to the ethical practices he is known for. He is a Master Graduate Gemologist/Appraiser and a long term member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, the Texas Jewelers Association, the Gemological Institute of America Alumni and Houston's Better Business Bureau.
Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon received the coveted Better Business Bureau 2013 Pinnacle Award for Excellence.
Ben Gordon’s appraisal practice is unique because the jewelry owner observes the entire process from cleaning, analysis, grading, photography, testing and reporting. Mr. Gordon embraces the latest computer technology along with the highest industry standards in procedures using precision gemological instruments in his appraisal business. He is committed to educating his clients and answers questions to help them appreciate their jewelry for its intrinsic and stylistic value.
His expertise is in diamonds, colored stones and fine and designer jewelry and watches from vintage to contemporary.
Ben has acted as an expert witness for government agencies and various law firms and has assisted in the recovery of stolen jewelry. He is a lively and entertaining personality and is often an invited speaker at professional associations, business functions and networking groups.